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  • Newspaper Reporter Still the Worst Job in America

    04/21/2016 7:47:27 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 28 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 21, 2016 | Don Irvine
    For the second year in a row, and third out of the last four, being a newspaper reporter ranks as the worst job in America. The Jobs Rated Report has been compiled by CareerCast since 1988, and ranks 200 U.S. jobs based on a wide range of criteria that includes income, outlook, environmental factors, stress and physical demands. Just ahead of newspaper reporter is the job of logger/lumberjack, which finished at number 199 for the second straight year after being dead last in 2014. Another media-related job—broadcaster—came in at number 198, with an equally glum outlook for the future. For...
  • Britain may broadcast Putin's financial secrets to Russia

    03/11/2015 4:05:12 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Mar 15 | Matthew Holehouse
    Britain may broadcast the financial secrets of Russia’s ruling elite as part of the information war against the Putin regime, the Foreign Secretary has indicated. Philip Hammond said he was interested by the idea of publicising the wealth of the Russian president’s inner circle in order to embarrass them in front of their people, as part of the response to the ongoing incursion into eastern Ukraine.
  • Netflix CEO: Broadcast TV Will Be Dead By 2030

    11/28/2014 9:18:30 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 145 replies
    Beat Beat ^ | 11/28/14 | Jack Smith IV
    Nielsen Ratings are going to finally factor in Netflix traffic. Reed Hastings thinks it's too little, too late.
  • Anybody Else Note the Interruption in The Limbaugh Broadcast?

    04/25/2014 10:10:25 AM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 31 replies
    self | 25 April 2014 | Intolerant in NJ
    Midway through the fist half-hour of the Limbaugh show this afternoon the air suddenly went dead for a couple minutes - then audio returned with a clip of the supposed awful Bundy talk on "negroes" et al - then another minute or two of dead air, finally cutting back to Rush in mid-sentence. Thinking that I'm not that far around the bend yet, I'm wondering who else experienced this? - was it just in the Philly area, or more widespread - or are the hallucination starting after all....
  • Fox Television Threatens to Go Off the Air

    04/09/2013 4:05:52 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 4-9-2013 | John Nolte
    After winning a major court battle last week, Aereo has Fox Television so freaked the network is considering becoming a cable channel, which would mean yanking their broadcast from the public airwaves: At the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual trade show on Monday, Carey, the News Corp. president, said, “We will continue to aggressively pursue our rights in the courts, as well as pursue all relevant political avenues, and we believe we will prevail.” Carey added: “One option could be converting the Fox broadcast network to a pay channel, which we would do in collaboration with both our content partners...
  • Tokyo tower shows off breathtaking views (2,080 ft. tower)

    04/17/2012 8:08:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 78 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | April 17, 2012 | AP
    Journalists walk on the 450-meter (1,476 feet)-high observation deck of the Tokyo Sky Tree during a press preview in Tokyo Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The world's tallest freestanding broadcast structure that stands 634-meter (2,080 feet) will open to the public in May. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
  • NBC will show America's Cup on broadcast TV

    03/02/2012 9:04:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies ^ | 3/2/12 | Tom FitzGerald
    NBC is banking that many sports fans will pull away from pro football and baseball on a September weekend in 2013 to watch a sailing race. With a host of technological innovations, the NBC Sports Group will broadcast the 34th America's Cup from San Francisco Bay beginning Sept. 7, 2013, it was announced Thursday. The first two days of Team USA/Oracle Racing's Cup defense will be broadcast on NBC. It will be the first time since 1992 that the Cup Finals will be shown on broadcast TV. The rest of the races, which end Sept. 22, will be carried on...
  • Obama eligibility hearing to be broadcast live

    01/25/2012 10:32:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/25/12 | Joe Kovacs
    A political action committee which believes Barack Obama is not legally qualified for U.S. president plans a live broadcast of tomorrow’s hotly anticipated court hearing in Atlanta regarding Obama’s eligibility. The Article II Super PAC says it will provide uncensored, gavel-to-gavel video coverage of the event beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern at this online address. Based in Simi Valley, Calif., the PAC says it decided to act out of a sense of frustration, since most national news outlets have been ignoring the constitutional mandate that presidents be a “natural-born citizen,” which the PAC maintains is a person who is a...
  • John Ziegler On-The-Air **LIVE** Mon. Jan 9, 2012

    01/06/2012 4:09:24 PM PST · by reformjoy · 7 replies
    Broadcast ^ | 1/6/2012 | reformjoy John Ziegler ON THE AIR **LIVE* Monday January 9th, 2012 9 AM- Pacific Time Noon - Eastern Time Interviewed by Kim Goldman & Jackie MacDougall Listen LIVE at the Link ! ** Does the personal life of a potential elected official impact whether you vote for him/her or not? Do you care what happens behind closed doors? MONDAY: We talk about the politics BEHIND the politics with author, commentator and filmmaker John Ziegler. PLUS, we're taking your live calls! 866-404-6519 ** (from Broadcast - Live Internet Talk Radio)
  • Did You Know Feds Will Temporarily Cut Off All TV and Radio Broadcasts on Nov. 9? (2:00PM EST)

    10/22/2011 11:57:55 AM PDT · by eak3 · 273 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct 22, 2011 | Buck Sexton
    If you have ever wondered about the government’s ability to control the civilian airwaves, you will have your answer on November 9th. On that day, federal authorities are going to shut off all television and radio communications simultaneously at 2:00PM EST to complete the first ever test of the national Emergency Alert System (EAS).
  • President to address students live streaming Sept 28, 2011

    09/27/2011 10:40:48 AM PDT · by recycledchild · 12 replies
    Mill Creek High School principle and web site, Georgia ^ | September 27th, 2011 | recycledchild
    President Barack Obama to address students On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 the President of the United States will address our students through a televised broadcast. If you do not wish for your child to hear the President at that time, please download the below form and follow the directions it contains.
  • WLS Cisco Cotto live from IGOLD (Gun Owners Lobby Day) 2011 in Springfield, IL (Listen Live)

    03/10/2011 7:48:15 AM PST · by Steelers6
    WLS AM Cisco Cotto ^ | March 10, 2011 | steelers6
  • Couric’s Future Questioned at CBS

    07/21/2010 3:12:03 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 47 replies ^ | 07/21/2010 | Staff
    This past spring, CBS News president Sean McManus and executive vice-president Paul Friedman discussed whether to try to bring an end to what may be the last great experiment in network news: Katie Couric, anchorwoman. Though her reported $15 million annual contract is not up until next June, one idea that was floated was for CBS to buy out the remainder of Couric's contract this September and put in someone new this fall, according to people familiar with the conversation. Executives were perhaps also concerned about the bad publicity that might result from a long contract negotiation with Couric, especially...
  • A Man Who Took Life's Business Lemons and Made His Own Business Lemonade

    07/16/2010 11:40:03 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 4 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Published July 16, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    After getting frustrated out of the lemons his problems gave him, David Miller made his own corporate lemonade. Due to the frustration of always having to call technical support to solve his own frequent hardware problems, he started taking the initiative to educate himself.
  • N. Korea airs illegal broadcast of World Cup opening match(NK pirated SK broadcast?)

    06/12/2010 9:59:11 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 488+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 06/12/10
    N. Korea airs illegal broadcast of World Cup opening match SEOUL, June 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korea broadcast the opening match of the FIFA World Cup between hosts South Africa and Mexico Saturday, despite its lack of broadcasting rights. The recorded footage of Friday's game was broadcast via the North's Korean Central Broadcasting Station, prompting an accusation of piracy from the South Korean broadcaster, SBS, which has the World Cup broadcasting rights for the entire Korean Peninsula. "The North's broadcast was unauthorized as we have the broadcasting rights for entire Korean Peninsula," an SBS official said. "The company will decide...
  • The FCC's desire to reclaim spectrum criticized by Verizon

    04/13/2010 9:37:43 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 429+ views
    During the past several days, the Federal Communications Commission and Verizon Wireless' CEO Ivan Seidenberg have argued extensively over the agency's plan to reclaim spectrum from broadcasters. ... Seidenberg's views are not 100 percent clear to everybody, however, given the fact that the wireless carrier isn't involved in any way with any broadcaster. He also questioned why the FCC wanted to reclaim spectrum from broadcasters instead of cable companies.
  • George Stephanopoulos role grows at ABC

    10/16/2009 2:26:17 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 13 replies · 495+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/16/09 | Mike Allen
    George Stephanopoulos will be the primary substitute for Diane Sawyer when she becomes anchor of “World News” next year, expanding his already formidable command of the airways as ABC’s chief Washington correspondent and anchor of “This Week.” “As Diane Sawyer prepares to assume her new role at ‘World News,’ George Stephanopoulos is also expanding his duties,” a network official said. “It’s just been established that George will be Diane’s primary substitute on 'World News.' In addition, he will also be at her side on set for all major ABC News special events coverage.” Stephanopoulos has made his George’s Bottom Line...
  • Reverend Manning On Talk 1240

    10/11/2009 6:56:21 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 3 replies · 313+ views
    WFOY 1240 ^ | October 11, 2009 | swampsniper
    Paul Porter has Reverend Manning scheduled for tomorrow. The show runs 3 to 5 PM eastern time, and you can listen on the net anywhere. Paul has a good show, come listen.
  • MoD 'putting troops at risk' by letting Al Jazeera report from Afghanistan front line

    10/10/2009 6:16:52 PM PDT · by Saije · 7 replies · 496+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/10/2009 | Christopher Leake
    Reporters from the controversial Arab TV channel Al Jazeera - infamous for broadcasting video messages from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden - are to be allowed to report for the first time alongside UK troops from the frontline in Afghanistan. Until now, so-called 'embeds' in Helmand Province, where most UK troops are fighting, have been restricted to British media outlets such as the BBC, ITV and Sky, plus US TV stations. But the Ministry of Defence confirmed last night that Al Jazeera - dubbed 'terror television' for broadcasting hostage executions and the deaths of British and US soldiers -...
  • NASA live broadcast of LCROSS impact (Probe to Crash Into the Moon)

    10/08/2009 6:35:15 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 51 replies · 3,662+ views ^ | 10/08/09 | Paul Ridden
    NASA's Lunar Prospector first detected some hydrogen signatures in craters on the dark side of the moon in 1999. Ever since, researchers have been keen to confirm the presence of water on the moon. The Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) is tasked with crashing through the mists of speculation and conjecture and discover the truth. And you can watch all the action as it happens. LCROSS was launched on June 18th and executed a fly-by of the moon five days later before entering into a wide orbit. On Friday October 9th, the craft will start to make...
  • Broadcast Upfront to End With a Whimper, Down 22% (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/08/2009 4:12:26 AM PDT · by abb · 9 replies · 612+ views
    Ad Week ^ | August 7, 2009 | John Consoli
    Broadcast network television upfront buying for the 2009-10 season is expected to wrap up this week with the five major broadcast networks taking in about $7.2 billion in prime-time ad revenue, down 22 percent from last year’s $9.25 billion. While the troubled economy played a role in the decline of upfront revenue, with some advertiser budgets lower than last year, and negotiated pricing for ad units down -1 to -7 percent compared to last year, the biggest reason for the disparity was that the networks decided to hold back significantly more ad inventory, planning to sell it during the season...
  • Dems say 'Nyet" to Broadcaster freedom amendment

    07/16/2009 2:10:34 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 30 replies · 2,175+ views
    Cong. Mike Pence (Press Release) ^ | July 15, 2009 | Rep. Mark Pence
    PENCE “PROFOUNDLY DISAPPOINTED” AS DEMOCRATS REJECT VOTE BANNING FAIRNESS DOCTRINE PDF Print Rules Committee Rejects Broadcaster Freedom Amendment Along Partisan Lines WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence released the following statement in response to the news that the Democrat-majority Rules Committee had rejected the ‘Broadcaster Freedom Amendment' which would have prevented the Federal Communications Commission from reinstating the so-called ‘Fairness Doctrine' and enacting proposed broadcast localism regulations for the next fiscal year. All Democrats present voted against allowing the amendment to the Financial Services Appropriations Bill, which funds the FCC, on a final vote of 7-4.
  • Lawmakers Want TV Stations To Dial Down Advertising Volume

    06/12/2009 4:26:45 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 48 replies · 1,233+ views
    Dow Jones Newswire ^ | 6/11/09 | Fawn Johnson
    Television commercials are too loud, as most viewers know, and members of Congress want broadcasters to turn down the volume. A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., would require the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to "preclude commercials from being broadcast at louder volumes than the program material they accompany." That idea is hard to resist, but it might be difficult to mandate. "Many different entities are responsible for producing and distributing the content consumers see and hear," U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., said Thursday at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Telecommunications Subcommittee.
  • Broadcast angers Muslims

    01/30/2009 2:40:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies · 932+ views
    Europenews ^ | 1-30-09 | Gregg Krupa
    SOUTHFIELD. Leaders want radio station to stop airing comments by priest they say defame Muhammad. Muslims and interfaith leaders in Metro Detroit are asking a local radio station owner to discontinue broadcasts in which, they say, a Coptic priest has repeatedly defamed the Prophet Muhammad over the past year. In an Arabic-language broadcast Wednesday on WNZK 680/690 AM, the Rev. Zakariah Boutros said the Muslim prophet Muhammad had engaged in necrophilia and gay sex, according to the Council on American Islamic Relations. Boutros has previously come under fire from area Muslims, who say he disparages Islam. The controversial, American-based priest...
  • 'Christmas is the pathway to hell': Muslim lawyer's extraordinary rant at 'evil' celebration

    12/10/2008 3:52:30 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 116 replies · 2,435+ views
    DailyMail ^ | 12/10/08 | Liz Hazelton
    A Muslim lawyer has launched an extraordinary rant against Christmas, branding the celebration 'evil'. Hate preacher Anjem Choudary claimed the festival was the 'pathway to hell' and urged his followers to boycott it. 'In the world today many Muslims, especially those residing in Western countries, are exposed to the evil celebration Christmas,' he raged in a sermon broadcast on the internet. 'Many take part in the festival celebrations by having Christmas turkey dinners. 'Decorating the house, purchasing Christmas trees or having Christmas turkey meals are completely prohibited by Allah. 'Many still practise this corrupt celebration as a remembrance of the...
  • How to Make US Broadband Competitive - Quickly and Cheaply

    04/18/2008 5:03:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 129+ views ^ | April 10, 2008 | Mark Cuban
    There is a dirty little secret in the cable industry. Its being kept secret not by the cable distributors, but by the big cable networks. End this practice and the United States goes from being 3rd world by international broadband standards, to top of the charts and exemplary. Make this change and Net Neutrality becomes a non issue. There is plenty of bandwidth for everyone. What is the dirty little secret ? That your cable company still delivers basic cable networks in analog. Why is this such an important issue ? Because each of those cable networks takes up...
  • Clear Channel, Buyers Sue Banks to Force Buyout’s Completion

    03/26/2008 2:45:34 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 241+ views
    Excerpt - The two proposed buyers of Clear Channel Communications filed two lawsuits on Wednesday against six banks that agreed to finance the company’s $19.5 billion buyout. Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners, two private equity firms, sued the bank consortium in New York state court for breach of contract, accusing them of refusing to honor their commitment to finance the deal. Additionally, the two firms and Clear Channel itself sued the banks in Bexar County, Texas, where the broadcaster is based, accusing the banks of interfering with the closing of the takeover. ~ snip ~
  • Sending Out Signals to Long-Isolated North Koreans (hail Free North Korea Radio)

    01/01/2008 8:12:18 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 240+ views
    WP ^ | 12/30/07 | Francine Uenuma
    Sending Out Signals to Long-Isolated North Koreans Defectors Who Once Worked for Government of Kim Jong Il Now Broadcast From South of the DMZ By Francine Uenuma Staff Writer Sunday, December 30, 2007; A27 SEOUL -- Trained as a military propagandist in North Korea, Kim Seong Min has turned his skills against the government that once forced his allegiance. From a small radio studio in Seoul, he and a handful of other North Korean defectors deliver daily broadcasts to people who remain behind in the isolated communist state run by Kim Jong Il. "To give food provisions, if the...
  • Officials Dedicate Broadcast Studio to Fallen Marine Public Affairs Officer

    12/11/2007 4:05:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 171+ views
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2007 – A new broadcast studio was dedicated to the memory of Marine Corps Maj. Megan M. McClung during a ceremony at Al Faw Palace here Dec. 7. On Dec. 6, 2006, McClung, a public affairs officer, was escorting journalists into downtown Ramadi when an improvised explosive device destroyed her vehicle, instantly killing her and two soldiers. Army Maj. Joseph Edstrom, Multinational Corps Iraq deputy public affairs officer, said he wanted the studio to be dedicated to McClung since its construction began. Edstrom said he knew McClung when she worked with Kellogg, Brown and Root...
  • Best Buy pulls plug on analog TVs

    10/17/2007 11:07:36 AM PDT · by Westlander · 187 replies · 164+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 10/17/2007 | AP
    Best Buy said today it has stopped selling analog televisions and pulled all remaining stock from its shelves, signaling the end of an era as consumers increasingly move toward digital products with flat-panel and high-definition screens.
  • New Study Shows Broadcast TV Family Hour Fare Filthier Than Ever

    09/09/2007 9:01:54 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 8 replies · 541+ views ^ | September 6, 2007
    New Study Shows Broadcast TV Family Hour Fare Filthier Than Ever Fox is the worst broadcast network overall LOS ANGELES, September 6, 2007 ( - A new Parents Television Council study of Family Hour programming conclusively shows that children watching television during the first hour of prime time are assaulted by violence, profanity or sexual content once every 3.5 minutes of non-commercial airtime. During the 2006-2007 study period, almost 90% of the 208 television shows reviewed contained objectionable content. The PTC found that Fox is the worst broadcast network overall, noting its 20.78 instances of violent, profane and sexual content...
  • Court throws out indecency ruling by regulators

    06/04/2007 1:11:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 575+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | June 4, 2007
    Excerpt - NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday overruled regulators who decided that expletives uttered on broadcast television violated decency standards, a major victory for TV networks. The Federal Communications Commission had ruled in March 2006 that News Corp.'s Fox television network had violated decency regulations when singer Cher and actress Nicole Richie blurted out profanities during the 2002 and 2003 Billboard Music Awards' shows. However, no fines were issued. ~ snip ~
  • Worldwide DMCA-style decryption rules still a possibility at WIPO

    05/09/2007 11:51:28 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 3 replies · 299+ views
    Ars Technica ^ | May 09, 2007 | Nate Anderson
    A coalition of consumer groups and corporations that includes everyone from IP Justice to AT&T has just issued a statement calling on the US WIPO delegation to opppose WIPO's proposed Broadcast Treaty in its current form. In the letter, the groups worry that the treaty's support for worldwide legal rules regulating any device that can decrypt video signals "would presumably require wholesale regulation of general purpose computers and other devices, and have significant harmful consequences for the technology industry generally." We've taken a detailed look at the treaty before, but let's refresh our collective memories. The Broadcast Treaty has been...
  • Local Media Increases Throughout Diyala

    03/08/2007 5:13:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 202+ views
    Stations broadcast to Baghdad, Fallujah, Tikrit From Multi-National Division - North Public Affairs Office DIYALA, Iraq, March 8, 2007 — The Independent Radio and Television Network in Diyala is now transmitting broadcasts throughout the province, as well as to Baghdad, Fallujah, Tikrit, Al Kut, Balad and other areas throughout Iraq after three months of virtually no local media in the area. "These changes represent positive steps toward ending the culture of fear and rumor that enables terrorists to intimidate the people," Col. David W. Sutherland, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division commander. The radio station broadcasts on 99.2 FM,...
  • British Networks Jarred By Shake-Up At Top

    11/28/2006 3:54:51 PM PST · by paudio · 3 replies · 381+ views ^ | 11/28/06
    In a move that was universally described in the British press as a surprising "coup," ITV, Britain's largest commercial broadcaster, announced today (Tuesday) that Michael Grade, chairman of the rival BBC, will leave the BBC and join ITV as executive chairman. Negotiations with Grade had been carried out in complete secrecy. Newspapers duly noted that he had not even been included in any analyst's list of candidates for the job. The ITV board of directors were described as thrilled with the appointment. The Financial Times described the mood at ITV as "euphoric." On the other hand, the London Telegraph, which...
  • The Path To 9/11: Democratic Party = Soviet Politburo

    09/08/2006 4:21:37 PM PDT · by forty_years · 41 replies · 1,449+ views
    Having traveled in the Soviet Union several times, I got used to reading the headlines in Pravda, Novosti, etc. The wording used by apparatchiks in those days of Stalinist repression are now being echoed by the Democratic National Committee on its website. The DNC is frothing at the mouth in the hopes of stifling freedom of expression -- a TV show, namely ABC's "The Path To 911." What's really frightening is that the Democratic Senate leadership has threatened to revoke ABC's broadcast license if it doesn't censor the 911 drama. Here is the DNC in its own words -- proving...
  • Dems Send Threatening Letter to ABC - and misspell word in second paragraph. (Idiots)

    09/07/2006 8:48:55 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 108 replies · 3,072+ views
    Senate Dems sent letter to ABC threatening to revoke their broadcasting licenses if ABC does not pull the 9/11 Docudrama that tells the critical truth as to how Clinton was very responsible for 9/11 incidents. Will not go into the threat, as that is well covered in other posts. Will point out however, that the stupid Dems even misspelled a word in the second paragraph of their letter to ABC! "The Communications Act of 1934 provides your network with a free broadcast license predicated on the fundamental understanding of your principle obligation to act as a trustee of the public...
  • China: Man pulls TV from house fire to watch match(ignored family/house, kept on watching)

    07/01/2006 6:55:14 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 1,047+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06/29/06
    Man pulls TV from house fire to watch match Thu Jun 29, 2006 07:00 AM ET BEIJING (Reuters) - A Beijing football fan refused to let the small matter of his house burning down disturb his enjoyment of Tuesday's World Cup match between France and Spain. A fire broke out in a hutong in the centre of the Chinese capital at 3am local time on Wednesday -- kickoff time in Hanover -- and gutted the traditional courtyard dwelling, the Beijing Daily Messenger reported. "When the neighbours shouted 'fire!', I took my little baby and ran out in my nightclothes," the...
  • Broadcast flag makes it through committee

    06/29/2006 10:48:00 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 14 replies · 738+ views
    ars Technica ^ | 28 June 2006 | Eric Bangeman
    If the broad rewrite of US telecommunications laws (the Communications, Consumer's Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006) that we have been reporting on for the past several days makes it to the Senate floor, it will include the broadcast flag. Despite objections voiced by Sen. John Sununu (R-NH), the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has left both the audio and video broadcast flags unmolested. If the bill makes it to the full Senate, it will therefore contain the broadcast flags. However, individual senators would still be able to offer amendments to the legislation that would remove the...
  • Breaking: N Koreans Ordered To Raise Their Flag At 2PM (1 AM EDT), and Listen to Broadcast

    06/17/2006 6:15:31 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1,434 replies · 76,049+ views
    Yonhap News (via ^ | 06/18/06 | Shin Ji-hong
    /begin my excerptN. Koreans Ordered To Raise Their Flag At 2PM, and Listen to BroadcastN. Korean leadership ordered its citizen to raise their flag and listen to their (government) communique from TV in the evening, according to Sankei Shimbun (of Japan), quoting Japanese government sources. The paper said it is paying attention this development because it could be related to the launch of Taepodong-2. /end my excerpt
  • Denver’s caring legacy lives on over airwaves

    04/11/2006 5:52:28 PM PDT · by Denver Ditdat · 3 replies · 492+ views
    Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | April 09, 2006 | SAMANTHA PERRY
    BLUEFIELD — The legacy of Mercer County’s internationally famous adopted son, Bob Denver, is living on through Little Buddy Radio. Denver, who died Sept. 2, 2005 at the age of 70, was known worldwide for his 1960s television roles of Gilligan on “Gilligan’s Island” and Maynard G. Krebs on “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.” He and wife, Dreama, who grew up in Bluefield, moved to Mercer County in June of 1991. “Bob loved this area,” Dreama said, reminiscing on her husband’s appreciation of West Virginia. “He just thought the people were the best people in the world.” Dreama said...
  • Pentagon Channel to broadcast 1st Cav. OIF memorial dedication (Mark your Calendar)

    04/03/2006 5:19:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 248+ views
    FORT HOOD, Texas (Army News Service, April 3, 2006) – The 1st Cavalry Division will commemorate the sacrifice and service of its members during a dedication ceremony of the Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial April 4 at 10 a.m. outside the division headquarters. Located on the east end of the division’s parade field, the memorial honors all troops who have participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom under the First Team. The names of 168 Soldiers who were killed during the division's deployment are etched into polished, black granite panels. The panels are from the same mountain in India used for the Vietnam...
  • Poland backs Belarus broadcasts.

    02/22/2006 1:55:42 PM PST · by lizol · 8 replies · 239+ views
    BBC News ^ | 22 February 2006 | Adam Easton
    Poland backs Belarus broadcasts By Adam Easton BBC News, Warsaw Alexander Lukashenko is accused of authoritarianism Poland has given backing to a radio station set up to broadcast to eastern neighbour Belarus in a bid to promote democracy and freedom of speech there. The Polish government is funding the project just weeks before forthcoming presidential elections in Belarus. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has been in power for more than a decade. Opposition activists say he has become increasingly authoritarian. Belarus's ambassador in Warsaw says Poland is violating international law. He predicts the radio station will have relatively few listeners. Radio...
  • Radio programs articulate US values to the global community

    02/21/2006 6:55:14 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 5 replies · 278+ views
    The Christina Science Monitor ^ | February 22, 2006 | John Hughes
    SALT LAKE CITY – When I was a foreign correspondent in Africa and Asia, the most valued part of my kit after my portable typewriter was a little shortwave radio. It was my link to the outside world in the remotest parts of those continents. Across the static over thousands of miles, I would tune in each night, when reception was better, to the news from Voice of America - its rousing familiar introductory chords momentarily stirring pangs of homesickness - to get a trusted briefing on what was happening in America and elsewhere in the world. Years later, when...
  • Digital TV Transition Date Approved - stop using analog signals in 2009

    02/09/2006 3:33:18 PM PST · by Calpernia · 114 replies · 1,936+ views
    PCWorld ^ | Grant Gross, IDG News Service
    WASHINGTON -- Legislation requiring U.S. broadcasters to abandon their analog spectrum, opening up the "beachfront" spectrum to next-generation wireless services and emergency response agencies, is headed to U.S. President George Bush to be signed into law. Late Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a large budget reconciliation bill that included a deadline of February 17, 2009, for broadcasters to stop broadcasting analog signals and move to digital television (DTV). The House approval came after the U.S. Senate in December amended other parts of the House-approved budget reconciliation bill conference report. The final bill includes up to $1.5 billion in...
  • Lean and mean International broadcasting tightens its belt

    02/03/2006 7:44:57 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 6 replies · 351+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | 02 Feb 2006 | Andy Sennitt
    I found it rather ironic that, on the very day of President Bush's State of the Union address, in which he said that the US is "addicted to oil", we learned that US government international broadcasts are cutting about 90,000 transmitter hours per year. High-powered international broadcast transmitters need a lot of fuel, and in most cases it's oil. The two are not directly connected, of course, but it's a coincidence that reminds us just how energy-inefficient broadcasting, and especially international broadcasting, can be. I was a shortwave listener and DXer for many years before coming to work at Radio...
  • Sunnyvale Company Provides Digital Key (For When Broadcast TV is Not Available to Regular TVs)

    12/02/2005 1:35:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies · 1,080+ views ^ | Wed, Nov. 30, 2005 | Mike Langberg
    Zoran, a little-known chip company in Sunnyvale, is providing a big service to Silicon Valley by smoothing the long and bumpy road from analog to digital television. In about three years, all the familiar analog VHF and UHF channels -- such as 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 36 and 44 in the Bay Area -- will go away and the stations now at those numbers will be available only on digital channels. That's potentially a big problem for the estimated 15 million households who get their television over the air through rabbit ears or roof antennas. Those folks won't be...
  • Security worry mars Hooters’ debut

    10/28/2005 8:40:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 1,083+ views
    The Times-Tribune ^ | 10/28/2005 | JEFF SONDERMAN
    The first Hooters Air flight took off for Florida at 7 a.m. Thursday and arrived on time. Its return to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, however, was delayed several hours by a security concern. Upon arrival at Orlando International Airport at 10 a.m., security officials detained a passenger who had made an “inappropriate” comment to another passenger, said Rod Johnson, spokesman for the Orlando airport. A Northeastern Pennsylvania radio station was doing a promotional broadcast from the plane, and in the background picked up the passenger’s comment, Hooters Air President Mark Peterson said.
  • CCRKBA CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION OF '60 MINUTES' SUBJECT-(CBS has "tradition" attacking gun rights)

    07/18/2005 8:16:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 731+ views
    BELLEVUE, WA – Following the broadcast of its latest attack on American firearm laws and .50-caliber rifles by the CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes," the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today called on the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate the subject of that report, identified as Florin Krasniqi. In his report, CBS' Ed Bradley acknowledged that Krasniqi entered the United States illegally from Mexico "in the trunk of a car" and that he is now a U.S. citizen and "highly successful" businessman. Krasniqi admitted on camera that he has also...
  • Video about Falun Gong interrupts Chinese state TV(another broadcast attack)

    07/06/2005 6:12:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 475+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 07/06/05
    Video about Falun Gong interrupts Chinese state TVAP , HONG KONG Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005,Page 1 China's state television broadcasts were interrupted for nearly 15 minutes by video about the banned Falun Gong spiritual group, a spokesman for a Hong Kong-based satellite company said yesterday. Falun Gong -- which China has labeled an "evil cult" and tried to suppress -- denied tampering with the programming beamed across the country. The interference occurred on signals from the APSTAR 6 satellite on Sunday evening, and affected 25 channels -- 13 belonging to state-run CCTV and 12 provincial or city channels, spokesman Brian...